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Faurecia Manesar starts production of new seat recliners

By Niranjan Mudholkar,

Added 15 January 2021

The new assembly line was inaugurated on December 18, 2020

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The local production of components is targeted to start in 2022 as the second stage which is driven by the ‘Make in India’ strategy.

Faurecia Automotive Seating (FAS) has introduced new product range seat recliner D83/S3U and started local assembly of those recliners at Manesar’s facility. FAS inaugurated the new assembly line on December 18, 2020. FAS has decided to enhance the localisation activities in India with two stage strategic plan. The first stage of localization has started with the assembly of components imported from its plant in France and China.  The local production of components is targeted to start in 2022 as the second stage which is driven by the ‘Make in India’ strategy. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility replicates the production line in its European plant to ensure the best quality is delivered at the competitive price to the Indian car manufacturers. This dedicated seat mechanism manufacturing facility is producing 4CB tracks for many domestic programs. The long-term plan is focusing on further localisation of mechanism for Power seats and innovative products for comfort & wellness like Optivent for seat ventilation, lumbar massage, etc. for a safe, smart and comfortable onboard experience in passenger car segment.
The mechanisms produced from this facility are supplied to various car manufactures like Maruti Suzuki, Volkswagen, Skoda, Jeep and Ford. The plant is having production capacity to support an annual volume of 500,000 cars for the domestic market.
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